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Today's Sports

  • Go Fish - Oct. 18, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    Oct. 15

    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 12 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head hare’s ears and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Some baetis activity was spotted. A few trout were also caught by anglers using worms.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. The water was quite murky.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 18...

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora at Rio Rancho, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football

  • Lady Cards drop Taos

    Judith Trujillo’s homecoming to the gym in which she spent ample time in her younger years was enough to put a smile on her face and those of her Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    There, Robertson swept Taos 25-10, 25-23 and 25-14 on Saturday to regain traction in the District 2-3A volleyball campaign.

    The Lady Cards improved to  6-7 overall and 1-1 in district heading into Tuesday’s match against Raton. They host Pojoaque Valley on Saturday.

    “Hopefully we keep building up and start to peak now that it counts,” Trujillo said.

  • Dons XC makes push

    Moises Coca continues his recent streak of top-four finishes for West Las Vegas’ cross country program.

    Coca chased third-place finishes at Jemez Valley and La Cueva with a fourth this past weekend at Los Lunas.

    At Jemez Oct. 2, Leroy “Caro” Armijo’s Dons varsity placed second as a team behind Laguna Acoma.

    West’s middle schoolers also fared well, taking dual third-place trophies with groups stocked mostly with seventh graders.

  • Cowgirl spikers find win column

    Snapping a five-match losing skid, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team scored an emphatic straight-sets win over visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Each of the games was competitive, but the Cowgirls prevailed 25-20, 25-20 and 25-21 to move to 8-10 overall and 2-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Mountain Lions dropped to 7-9 and 3-5, respectively.

    Darian Mullen paced Highlands in kills for the second night in a row, connecting on 13 in 27 attacks and a .370 percentage.

  • No. 12 FLC stops NMHU

    One goal was all that separated the nationally ranked No. 12 Fort Lewis Skyhawks and host New Mexico Highlands on a cool Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Fort Lewis’ score came roughly one hour into the match. Jordan Hix dribbled a pass through to Emma Cannis, who finished for her fourth goal of the season.

    That was it, as the Skyhawk defense quieted the much-improved Cowgirl front line. Highlands managed only four shots on goal, and all four were handled by Caitlyn Espinosa at the FLC net.

  • Beasties aim for title

    Tuesday’s match at Taos  will likely decide the district girls’ soccer championship, and Robertson is in position to win  it again.

    The Lady Cardinals would have to win by two to do so. That’s because Taos prevailed 2-1 in the teams’ first meeting.

    Since then, Robertson has feasted on Pojoaque Valley (a 6-0 shutout this past Wednesday in Pojoaque) and Santa Fe Indian (a 7-0 romp Saturday at RHS Field) to stay in title contention.

  • Homecoming heartbreak

    Battered and bruised but still putting up a fight, the West Las Vegas football team fell to Raton by a 33-16 count Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    On an evening when former National Football League player Preston Dennard and scores of West alumni made their way to the campus, the Dons scored points for gallantry but not enough on the scoreboard to overcome a solid, senior-led Tigers squad.

    Near-misses characterized the night for West Las Vegas (1-5 overall, 0-1 District 2-3A).

  • Metro downs Cowgirls

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands lost in three sets against Metro State in Friday’s volleyball match at the Wilson Complex. The Cowgirls are 1-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and 7-10 in overall play.

    Through the last of the first set the Cowgirls and Roadrunners went back and forth but the Cowgirls just could not close the set and the Roadrunners took the first set 25-20.

  • Keep on ‘keepin’ on